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Golf Lessons at Bellshill Golf Club

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To improve your golf game, it’s vital that you take golf lessons. Golf is a sport that is almost impossible to learn without some sort of guidance. Luckily, there are golf experts around the country whose job it is to teach golf. By taking golf lessons, you can drastically improve your game in a relatively short amount of time. Taking golf lessons can be an expensive, time-consuming effort. And like any good or service that will cost money and require time, you should be careful before you buy.  Golf can be a really costly game to play and it is reasonable to assume that you have invested a fair amount of money in your equipment – golf clubs, golf bag, golf balls, golf clothing, golf cart etc; – therefore doesn’t it make common sense for you to learn how to use them to their advantage and improve your skills and capabilities?

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This tree lined course is situated in the heart of Lanarkshire, overlooking Strathclyde Park. The course was opened in 1905 and the first competition took place the same year. When the course was opened there were 50 members and there are now over 700. Since opening, the course has been extended and altered numerous times to make it more challenging. The first 5 holes are extremely demanding, providing one of the most difficult starts in golf. This stretch is followed by the gentler “birdie alley” 6 and 7 where lost shots can be recovered. The signature hole is the par 3 17th which involves a tricky tee shot over out of bounds, from an elevated tee

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Dave Pelz’s Putting Bible – golf’s least understood skill.

Extract from the book:

Start your test by attaching a piece of Teacher Putting Tape on your putterface being careful to position the center of the tape over the sweetspot (Figure 12.3.2). Also be sure to keep the bottom edge of the tape parallel to and just above the bottom edge of the putterface (so it won’t drag on the green). “Take 3 balls and hit 10 putts from each of three different distances – 3 feet 10 feet and 30 feet (30 putts total). At each distance putt from several different directions so this is a balanced test of uphill right-to-left left-to-right and downhill putts.

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Remove the tape and place it in the booklet supplied with the tape which allows you to keep an accurate record of your test results (the size and location of your impact pattern) and progress (Figure 12.3.3). Repeat this 30-putt test once a month always placing the test tape in your booklet for a long-term record. After a number of months you’ll see the evidence of your improvement in grooving your mpact pattern to your putter sweetspot and decreasing its size. But you’ll improve only if you do the drills below.

Sweetspot Practice

The best feedback device for teaching sweetspot impact is the Teacher Putting Clip (Figure 12.3.4). ‘Teacher Clips are small aluminum plates that stick to your putter-face (using replaceable double-faced tape) with protruding prongs that bracket the sweetspot. Clips come in three tolerance sizes (standard pro and super-proshown in Figure 12.3.5) allowing less and less margin of error for missing the sweetspot before deflecting the putt severely off-line.

Start with the standard-size clip taking care to attach it to the correct location on the face. Align Elk’s Key at a target can place a pillow or book to keep balls from hitting the can and turn on your metronome to beep at your natural body rhythm.

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The Long Drive Bible: How You Can Hit the Ball Longer, Straighter, and More Consistently

Extract from the book:

While putter path has relatively minor influence on the starting line direction of your putts (only about 17 percent) the putterface angle at the moment of impact (Figure 4.8.1) has a tremendous effect the remaining 83 percent (assuming contact is made on the sweetspot). This means face angle is more than four times as important as putter path. You may find this imbalance in importance surprising (most golfers do) but it’s true.

If you are having a hard time believing this run the following test for yourself. As shown in Figure 4.8.2 aim the edge of a heavy piece of wood to the left edge of a target. Place a ball just outside the wood about the distance from the heel of the

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 87 putter to the sweetspot and hold the putterface open to a 45-degree angle to the target with a piece of cardboard (cut the cardboard with equal-length sides A and B at right angles then cut side C between the end points as shown in the inset). Using both hands to hold the face open at that angle and keeping the heel against the wood slide the putter toward the target to simulate a putting stroke (shown from right to left in figure). If you keep the face 45 degrees open the ball will start to the right almost perpendicular to the open face (actually 45 degrees times .83 = 37 degrees) no matter how hard you hit it.

This should convince you that even with the perfect path poor face angle at the moment of impact will start your putts off-line big-time.

Do you still think putter path is as important as face angle? Reposition the piece of wood to produce a path at 45 degrees to the right of your Aimline and hold the putterface square to the Aimline aiming straight at the hole. Again use both hands to control face angle and path and slide the putterface along the edge of the wood. This stroke – with perfect face angle but 45-degree off-line path (Figure 4.8.3) – starts the ball only about 7 degrees off of the Aimline.

So if you are going to make a stroke error of 45 degrees which result would you rather see? A putt off-line by 7 degrees or 37 degrees? I’m sure you now agree with me that if you want to putt consistently along your intended Aimline you’d better learn to keep your putterface angle square to that line (the square face angle advantage of the pils vs. screen-door stroke should

Perfectly Square … Never! now be obvious). And if you have some free time Trying to get your putterface square what part of your stroke are you going to practice? at impact with a screen-door stroke is Right again: Spend at least four times more time like trying to be “exactly on-time.”

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Golf Swing Tips

The “Simple Golf” Swing: “Golf for the Rest of Us”

Extract from the book:

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Now just line everything up with that item and fire away. This method won’t cure all of your alignment problems, but it does give you a simple way to assure that you are on the right path. Many students have the habit of lining up way left or way right of the target. When the ball goes where they are “aiming”, they think they have a problem. If your ball consistently goes left or right of target, but flies straight, then your problem is your alignment. Try this simple method before every shot on the course and you’ll definitely drop a few strokes.

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